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York University

Master On Campus
12 months
35894 CAD/year
17802 CAD/year
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Accredited by CPA Ontario and the international ACCA,  the Schulich Master of Accounting offered by York University is an academically rigorous and highly intensive full-time program designed to prepare students for a career in professional accountancy.

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Study with one of Canada’s best accounting faculties to master accounting functions and hone the ability to make decisions within legal, financial, regulatory and ethical frameworks.

The Schulich Master of Accounting offered by York University , is structured to prepare its graduates for the complex field of accounting, while fast-tracking them through CPA Ontario’s Professional Education Program.

Earn a Master’s degree in as little as eight months while completing an optional internship in the last semester, and sit for your CPA Common Final Examination (CFE) upon graduation.

Career Opportunities

The Schulich Master of Accounting program will provide you with the critical thinking and business acumen required to make informed finance and accounting decisions. Whether you pursue the CPA designation or a career in accounting, this intensive program will allow you to launch your career in the field of accounting and finance.

Recruiters value the technical and accounting skills MAcc graduate possess, paired with their knowledge of legal, regulatory and governance frameworks. Accountants are hired in various functions, such as financial accounting, management accounting, cost accounting, tax planning, estate planning and auditing.

Those pursuing the CPA designation could also work with the leading CPA firms, as well as controller type roles in all industries upon completion of the CPA designation.


Accredited by CPA Ontario (Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario) and the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Intermediate Financial Accounting 
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis 
  • Advanced Management Accounting 
  • Auditing Standards & Applications 
  • Introduction to Income Taxation 
  • Multi-competency Case Analysis for Accountants 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Round 1: October 29*
    • Round 2: January 29
    • Round 3: March 10
    • Round 4: April 30**

    *International students are encouraged to apply in Round 1. International students are still welcome to apply after this date and will be considered for admission pending space in the program.

    **For domestic applicants only.




45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An applicant’s previous academic background will determine at what point in the Master of Accounting they may enter, which will affect the amount of time it will take to complete the MAcc. 
  • Applicants with a non-Canadian or non-business degree must first complete the Diploma in Intermediate Accounting (DIAc), which is an eight-month graduate diploma to bring internationally educated and non-business students up to speed on accounting principles and tax practices for the MAcc.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35894 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17947 CAD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    17802 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8901 CAD per semester and a duration of 12 months.



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Updated over a year ago

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